Caputo Media was founded by Jonathan and Shari Caputo. Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur and Shari is a sales person with a love for marketing and advertising. They are a husband and wife team who have worked successfully online for the past 15 years. Their first online collaboration was the Internet’s first web hosting directory which they sold to a public company about 12 years ago. After their non-compete was up they decided to get back in the saddle and start all over again and they built up the Internet’s largest web developer network with over 50 million pageviews per month. They sold off a majority stake of that business about 4 years ago and then merged that with a large publishing conglomerate.
About 2 years ago, the Caputo’s decided that they really wanted to remain in the online world that they loved but focus their attention on markets that they enjoy and appreciate. “I want to own the largest cigar site online and be a part of the community and meet the manufacturers and go to conventions and smoke a cigar with those guys,” said Jon Caputo. “Also, I’ve been a gamer my whole life so I thought it would be really cool to own a great gaming site! This time around it is about fun. If it is not fun, it is not for me! We want our sites to be a place where people can come to enjoy themselves and escape from their everyday lives.”
El Guapo, El Jeffe, Head Honcho, Overseer, The Korean Zombie, Creative Talent, Negotiates and handles all mergers and acquisitions, The buck stops here!
Started out her career as a stockbroker with Morgan Stanley many moons ago until she got wooed away by Jon and the thought of becoming her own boss and making 100% commission instead of 25% commission and living the American dream and then she never looked back! Shari is always available to her clients via email and cell and her clients will tell you she has probably responded to their email by the time they hit the send button! Shari is a mommy of 2 great kids (who thankfully don’t mind if she bumps into them as she is typing away or talking on the phone) and she is involved in a number of charitable organizations.
Dave brings over 15 years of marketing and customer service experience with him to the Caputo Media team. He started his career as a marketing consultant for one of the largest insurance companies in the world where he was responsible for creating marketing plans for several thousand agents. He eventually worked his way up to Sr. Marketing Consultant for the entire Pacific Zone and after many years in the insurance and financial services field he felt it was time for a change. His love of cigars, gaming and music, coupled with his drive and creativity made him a perfect fit to join the Caputo Media family.
Programmer, pigeon boy, the weakest link, low man on the totem pole, whipping boy. Will work for bread crumbs and internet access. Responsible for all bugs, outages, and errors across network. If its broken, blame this guy.